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    I can't wait. Driverless cars will be massively...

    I can't wait. Driverless cars will be massively safer than the human-controlled versions.

    Interestingly, a number of the remaining problems are more philosophical than technical. For example, how...
  2. Great choice.

    Great choice.
  3. Thread: Seats

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    I hadn't read the Sheldon article. It dors say...

    I hadn't read the Sheldon article. It dors say that one sits "on" a seat, but as far as I can see doesn't make the distinction between "in" and "on". Personally I find that distinction helpful...
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    They are saddles, not seats. This isn't just...

    They are saddles, not seats. This isn't just pedantry. You sit IN a seat, but you sit ON a saddle.

    The distinction is important for your comfort. Like dagray has said, you need a saddle that is...
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    It's Geraint Thomas, not Gerrant. But Welsh names...

    It's Geraint Thomas, not Gerrant. But Welsh names aren't exactly mainstream, I suppose...

    Stannard is and has always been a massive diesel with zero acceleration. Sagan would toast him every time...
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    This. Unless you're Eddy Merckx, you don't win...

    This. Unless you're Eddy Merckx, you don't win all that many. And it's easier to be a prodigy than to sustain one's performance ober many years in the teeth of severe competition.

    Sagan is clearly...
  7. Porte looking very good. I can't quite see him as...

    Porte looking very good. I can't quite see him as a GT winner, though, he's never shown consistent form over a three-week race. Froome needs to recover big-time to put himself in contention for the...
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    That all makes perfect sense, Stephen, but the...

    That all makes perfect sense, Stephen, but the guy is an ordinary working man with limited resources. There's probably a limit to how much time he can go without earnings, despite the support he gets...
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    If that is your history, rather than just a...

    If that is your history, rather than just a family history, you should know better than to be asking for advice on an internet forum and consult a professional.
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    He didn't exactly crash - someone riding a moped...

    He didn't exactly crash - someone riding a moped hit him. Cyclist attempting to break long-distance record is hit by moped | Travel | The Guardian

    He's well ahead of schedule. I shouldn't be at...
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    No. Maximum heartrates vary widely between...

    No. Maximum heartrates vary widely between individuals but tend to be higher when you're young. Going over 200 bpm as a 25 year-old isn't unusual.

    160 for a recovery ride seems quite high. Nothing...
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    Very interesting post. I'm pretty much an...

    Very interesting post. I'm pretty much an ignoramus where physiology is concerned, but in my experience there are all sorts of facets to this - the muscular, the neuromuscular, the subconcious...
  13. Yes of course you could. At first you are going...

    Yes of course you could. At first you are going to struggle against kids who are more experienced than you, but that will pass as you learn; and plenty of people start racing as adults and do very...
  14. Yes, I know about Merckx's doping record. And...

    Yes, I know about Merckx's doping record. And Anquetil's, and Coppi's, and and.

    I agree there's an element of hypocrisy involved in the ostracisation of Armstrong. But he brought a lot of it on...
  15. My advice would be to start as soon as you can....

    My advice would be to start as soon as you can. In my club there are kids as young as ten racing regularly - at 16 they are moving into junior racing, some of which is highly competitive. Join a club...
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    In the UK it is mainly the latter, and if nobody...

    In the UK it is mainly the latter, and if nobody has an injury beyond road rash the reports are often superficial in the extreme. Commissaires are encouraged to report riders for dangerous behaviour,...
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    It's better to be cautious than to crash, of...

    It's better to be cautious than to crash, of course. And the trouble with being a nervous descender who's trying to keep up is that one enters the corner fastish, gets uncomfortable and then hits the...
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    Do they do that for the elderly? Over here they...

    Do they do that for the elderly? Over here they just check the local care homes.
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    One of the more absurd posts I've seen here - and...

    One of the more absurd posts I've seen here - and there's plenty of competition.

    Tell me, is it "PC" to suggest that it is unacceptable to physically assault a subordinate in the workplace? This...
  20. yeah, well, Roche would say that, wouldn't he? He...

    yeah, well, Roche would say that, wouldn't he? He was one of the more assiduous dopers of his day.
  21. Merckx. And Merckx and Merckx and Merckx....

    Merckx. And Merckx and Merckx and Merckx. Incomparable.

    Of the rest, Coppi was before my time but must have been extraordinary. Hinault was as tough a rider as I ever hope to see. Kelly not far...
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    Best post ever.

    Best post ever.
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    Depressing how similar things are on each side of...

    Depressing how similar things are on each side of the pond. British Cycling pays lip-service to grassroots racing (it is, strictly speaking, owned by and representative of local clubs) but really...
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    Really good that you recognise this. Too many...

    Really good that you recognise this. Too many people think that all they have to have to be a racer is a huge FTP. Find somewhere that does skills clinics. You need to get comfortable at close...
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    British Cycling is just the same. In fact it's...

    British Cycling is just the same. In fact it's worse, because they've abandoned Cat5 so any new starter is plunged straight into a Cat4 field (even a Cat 3/4 field, if they're stupid enough) whether...
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